Like everyone else, the Rome Open champion and top-seeded at the French Open 2020, Simona Halep is also facing some shock to arrive in Paris during September. Additionally, she was welcomed to the city by cold and gusty winds and showers in the city.
The Romanian is enjoying this, and with some laughter, said, “It’s a little too cold, to be honest.” Besides, the tournament is all set to begin from tomorrow.
“It is good to be back in Paris. I love this tournament. I like this place. But it’s a little too cold, to be honest. I hope we will get used to the conditions,” said the 2018 French Open winner via a videoconference. “Playing Roland-Garros in September, at the end of September, it is a bit weird,” she added.
“I Have a Little Trouble With the Cold” – Simona Halep
“There is a big difference between Rome and here, for sure: 15 degrees less”, Simona said. Additionally, Simona is arriving at the Roland Garros with the high spirit after successfully winning the Rome Masters at the red dirt.
Besides, the world number 2 is also one of the favorites to win the tournament, in the absence of the defending champion Ashleigh Barty and the US Open 2020 winner Naomi Osaka.
However, the Romanian is having a hard time with the cold weather of the city. She said, “I just wish the weather would improve quickly because, yeah, I have a little trouble with the cold.”
Additionally, all the players are having a difficult time adjusting to the cold and cloudy conditions. Various others, including Dominic Thiem, have also stated their issues with the requirements.
However, the tournament is set to begin tomorrow. And the number one seeded would like to perform according to what is expected. With the pertaining cold conditions and the temperature dropping to almost 15 degrees, it would be interesting to see who holds their nerves and take home the trophy.